Meyer C. Dworkin
  1. Partner

Mr. Dworkin is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Credit Group. He advises lenders and borrowers on a variety of credit transactions, including acquisition financings, asset-based financings, debtor-in-possession financings and bankruptcy exit financings and structured financings.

In addition, Mr. Dworkin regularly represents hedge funds and corporations in negotiating prime brokerage agreements, ISDA and BMA-standard agreements and other trading and financing documentation and other complex structured financial products.

Mr. Dworkin’s clients have included many major financial institutions and corporations across various industries, including Emerson Electric Co., Facebook, Ingram Micro, Noble Group and V.F. Corporation.

Work Highlights

Syndicated Lender Representations
  • $10.5 billion financing related to Coty’s acquisition of P&G’s Beauty Business (including over $2 billion of incremental facilities)
  • $7.8 billion financing related to JAB’s acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain (including $1.4 billion of incremental facilities)
  • $4.5 billion financing related to Tribune Company’s acquisition of Local TV Holdings (including $420 million of incremental facilities)
  • $3.8 billion financing related to Hologic’s acquisition of Gen-Probe Incorporated
  • $3.65 billion first-lien credit facilities and $600 million second-lien term loan facility for McAfee
  • $3.5 billion senior secured credit facilities and $1.5 billion unsecured term loan for Yum! Brands
  • $2.8 billion senior secured facilities and $1.2 billion financing related to JBS’s acquisition of Cargill Pork
  • $1.9 billion financing related to Fidelity National Financial’s acquisition of Lender Processing Services
  • $1.77 billion financing related to Tempur-Pedic's acquisition of Sealy Corporation
  • $1.6 billion financing related to Leonard Green Partners’ and TPG’s acquisition of Life Time Fitness (including $100 million of incremental facilities)
  • $800 million senior secured credit facilities for Chobani
  • £725 million “Yankee” financing related to Vista Equity Partners’ public-to-private acquisition of Advanced Computer Software
  • $675 million senior secured facilities for Demoulas Supermarkets
  • $650 million senior secured facilities and $200 financing related to Energizer’s acquisition of HandStands
  • $465 million financing related to Platinum Equity’s acquisition of Sensis (including $100 million of incremental facilities)
  • $465 million financing related to Centerbridge Partners’ acquisition of ICS
  • $425 million financing related to Thomas H. Lee Partners’ acquisition of Curo Health Services
  • $375 million financing related to ContextMedia’s acquisition of AccentHealth
  • $350 million senior secured facilities for iPayment
Borrower Representations
  • $6.5 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility for Facebook
  • $3.5 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility for Emerson Electric
  • $3.05 billion senior unsecured bridge facility related to Computer Sciences Corporation’s acquisition of certain assets from HP
  • $2.25 billion multicurrency senior unsecured revolving credit facility for V.F. Corporation
  • $2 billion asset-based commodity credit facility for Noble Americas Corp. and $1 billion asset-based commodity credit facility for Noble Clean Fuels Ltd.
  • $2 billion senior secured project notes and $300 million bridge loan for Delek Group
  • $1.75 billion reserve-based credit facilities and $1.15 billion second-lien term loans and notes offering for Quicksilver Resources
  • $1.5 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility for Ingram Micro and $100 million trade receivable securitization program
  • $1.5 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility for Becton Dickinson
  • $550 million financing for NICE’s acquisition of inContact
  • $500 million reserve-based credit facility for EdgeMarc Energy
  • $240 million senior secured term loan and asset-based loan facilities for FRAM Group
Direct Lending Representations
  • $180 million senior secured term loan for Basic Energy Services
  • $150 million senior secured term loan facility for NMI Holdings
  • $90 million term loan facility for ParFab Field Services
  • $62.5 million second-lien term facility for B&G Crane Service
Restructuring Representations
  • $1.1 billion exit term loan for Tribune Company
  • $800 million of debtor-in-possession facilities for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
  • $165 million exit term loan and $90 million debtor-in-possession facilities for Key Energy Services
  • $165 million exit term loan and $90 million debtor-in-possession facilities for Basic Energy Services
  • $135 million senior secured term loan in connection with the out-of-court restructuring of JW Aluminum
  • $100 million debtor-in-possession and exit term loan facilities for RCS Capital Corporation
Structured Finance Representations
  • Advised Blackstone Strategic Partners and affiliated funds in connection with over $1.5 billion of with revolving subscription credit facilities and fund of fund credit facilities secured by private equity interests
  • $1.1 billion bridge and term loan facilities for Bain Credit's acquisition of a portfolio of mezzanine and special situation investments
  • Advised a leading financial institution in connection with over $750 million of structured credit facilities secured by hedge fund interests, private equity interests, appraisal rights and other illiquid collateral
  • Advised a leading financial institution in connection with over $1.5 billion of fund of fund credit facilities for alternative asset managers secured by hedge fund interests

Recognition

  • Chambers USA – “Up and Coming,” Banking & Finance: Nationwide
  • Legal 500 U.S. – “Next Generation Lawyer,” Finance: Commercial Lending
  • IFLR1000 – Banking

Of Note

Publications
  • Co-Author, “Can Falling Interest Rates Increase a Company’s Financing Costs?”, Davis Polk Client Memorandum, March 2016
  • “Developments in Intercreditor Dynamics,” The International Comparative Guide to Lending & Secured Finance 2015
  • "Recent Trends in U.S. Term Loan B,” The International Comparative Guide to Lending & Secured Finance 2014
  • “Recognition and Comity in Cross-border Insolvency Proceedings,” The International Insolvency Review 2013

Professional History

  • Partner, 2013-present
  • Associate, 2005-2013

    Bar Admissions

    • State of New York

    Education

    • B.S., Engineering Management Systems, Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2002
    • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2005
      • cum laude

    Languages

    • Hebrew